Collection: Waterford

Waterford Distillery, one of Ireland's leading distilleries, has been producing superb whiskey since its inception in 2015. With a modern production process and the use of locally grown organic grain, the distillery is known for its high quality and unique aroma.

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History of the Waterford distillery

The history of the Waterford Distillery dates back to the 18th century, when it was founded by the friars of the Franciscan Church in Waterford. Over the years, the distillery changed hands several times and repeatedly suffered setbacks due to war and the ban on the whiskey trade.

In 2014, the Waterford Distillery was revived by Mark Reynier, a former managing director of Bruichladdich Distillery. Under his leadership, the distillery began producing whiskey again in Waterford, Ireland. Reynier's vision was to exploit the unique characteristics of the Lahardane terroir to create a distinctive single malt whisky.

Today, the Waterford Distillery is known for its meticulous production and use of unique raw materials. They have managed to capture and distill their terroir from six different areas in Ireland to distill their whiskey from. Each barrel is individually numbered and documented in detail.

  • The Waterford Distillery.

  • Still of the Waterford distillery.

Production of the Waterford distillery

In 2020, the Waterford distillery produced a total of 600,000 liters of whiskey, an increase of 20% compared to the previous year. The distillery relies on a careful selection of the barrels used and long-term maturation times to achieve an unforgettable taste.

The Waterford Distillery prides itself on producing its limited edition whiskey, resulting in high demand and a steady rise in popularity. The distillery always remains true to its philosophy of only producing whiskey of the highest quality and avoiding unnecessary mass production.

  • Inside the Waterford Distillery. 1.1

  • Inside the Waterford Distillery. 1.2

Other interesting facts about the Waterford distillery

In 2014, Mark Reynier, a former manager of the Bruichladdich distillery in Scotland, bought the Waterford distillery. Under Reynier's leadership, the distillery began a major restructuring and modernization to improve the quality of the whiskey and fully exploit the potential of the historic distillery.

The distillery produces whiskey exclusively from barley that comes from the Waterford area. The barley is sourced from various farms around the distillery and carefully selected. Each batch is processed separately to preserve the unique characteristics of each field and crop.

The distillery uses modern technologies and methods to maximize the quality and purity of the whiskey. A special process called “Terroir-Driven Distilling” allows the subtle nuances and differences of barley to be preserved in each batch of whiskey.

  • Casks from the Waterford distillery.

  • Waterford Barrel Warehouse.

Location of the Waterford distillery